International Programs

The University of Arkansas School of Law encourages students to cultivate a global perspective on legal scholarship and the practice of law through its international programs. These courses help students to gain insight into a world that is more interconnected than ever before. International understanding helps students recognize influences on national and international policy and can enhance students’ appreciation of specific topics such as human rights, energy, the environment or business.

Students with expertise in international law or culture have a world of opportunity beyond traditional legal fields and may wish to consider placements with the United Nations, the European Union, the International Court of Justice or international non-governmental organizations.

Cambridge Program

The Cambridge Study Abroad Program is a fully ABA-accredited program, jointly sponsored by Downing College of Cambridge University and the University of Mississippi School of Law, in consortium with the University of Arkansas School of Law, the University of Tennessee College of Law, and the University of Nebraska College of Law. The program lasts six weeks and includes courses in international and comparative law.

Outside the classroom, you can learn first-hand about the English legal system. There will be a day-long excursion to London to visit the Royal Courts of Justice and the Middle Temple Inn of Court.

The dates for the program for 2019 are TBA.

More details about the program can be found on the University of Mississippi School of Law's program page.

Russia Law Program

Professor Howard Brill

The University of Arkansas School of Law continues to innovate with its study abroad and international law offerings. The Russia Law Summer Program, held in July and August, included two weeks of courses at the Fayetteville campus. While at the School of Law, the eight students in the program took classes from American and Russian faculty on topics including the Russian Constitution, Comparative Religious Freedom, Secession and Breakup of Nations, and International Tax.

For more information on the Russia Law Program, contact Professor Howard Brill.

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Transnational Negotiations

Professor Christopher Kelley

The Transnational Negotiation course is a two‐credit course designed to teach you cross‐cultural, transnational negotiation skills in an international setting. This fall, the course will be hosted abroad by the Law Faculty of the Taras Shevchenko National University in Kyiv, Ukraine.

Ukranian Students Visit UA Law

U of A Rome Center: Literature and Law

Professor Carl Circo

Situated in the heart of the city, the Rome Center is just minutes from the Vatican, Piazza Navona, the Pantheon, and other legendary sites in Rome. Students live in close proximity to the center, tracing the paths of ancient Romans and centuries of Christian pilgrims as they make their way to classes each day.

This Summer Session II program explores the relationship between law and literature through 5 major literary works by William Shakespeare (Julius Caesar, Richard II, The Merchant of Venice, Measure for Measure, and The Tempest). Distinguished professors from the School of Law and English faculty will lead 2 courses, each engaging the reading from their point of view. What is the relationship between law and literarure? What can literature teach about timeless moral, legal, and ethical problems? What lessons can we draw from the best literary expositions of law?

Outside of class time, students and faculty will explore major historic and cultural sites in and around Rome. A three-day tour to Florence will offer students an opportunity to explore Italy's various regions.

This program is open to all majors, undergraduate and graduate, and students from the School of Law.

All applicants must be in good academic standing at the time of departure for study abroad. Since grading curves affect Law students differently than undergraduates, law students are encouraged to apply regardless of current standing GPA. We will review all student records carefully in the determination of admission.

More information can be found on the U of A International Studies page.

Faculty leaders

Carl Circo
School of Law
ccirco@uark.edu

Joseph Candido
English Faculty
candido@uark.edu